Here are John and I waiting to go into the cruise ship for a 9 hour trip to Mears Glaicer.
This is our cruise ship and there were about 75 people on board.
Here is John waiting to leave port, talking Full Timing with a fellow passenger.
The mountian range comes right down to the harbor.
Our Captian said that this is an Oil Spill Containment ship. It has never been used, they commissioned the vessel after the Exxon Valdez spill.
This is the terminus of the Alaska Pipeline in Valdez Harbor.
Another photo of the Alaska Pipeline Terminal.
This is a "raft" of Sea Otters. They are very social animals and float in family groups.
Sea otters float on their backs and eat off of their bellies.
There she blows!! We got kind of close to a mother hump back and her calf.
Two whales are in the photo.
Humpback whale and calf swim together.
Thwe coast is very ruged with small islands abundant.
We had a great morning with sunshine and light breezes.
This is our Captian, he and his crew are all Alaskans.
The weather turned on us and it got cloudy and windy.
Here is Jenaie and she is doing what the sign says "Watch your step".
This is a bouy and the Harbor Seals like to redt on them.
It can get downright crowded with Harbor Seals.
Look it's our first Iceburg.
See the blue color, it is because the ice absorbs all of the other colors and reflects blue.
They can be very abstract and jaged.
this is the terminal morane of the Columbia Glaicer.
You can not even see the face of the glaicer because of all the pieces floating in the water kept the ship too far away.